John & Anne Wiley

2010/11/11

Yesterday

All our troubles seemed so far away, floating dreamily past Stearn’s Wharf on a slow climb.

3359 Stearns to Mountains

3359 Stearns to Mountains

How many times have we enjoyed a bike ride, walk or drive from Stearns straight up Altered State Street? I like how many trees our town has, making the narrow corridor up State stand out due to the lack of green. Some day I’ll need to get a camera that doesn’t emphasize haze so much, because it actually looked pretty clear and crisp yesterday. Approaching the air traffic pattern at Camarillo (KCMA) there’s this agro island school.

3376 Agro Island School

3376 Agro Island School

I call it that due to how it’s completely surrounded by agricultural fields. I wonder how long it will be, before those fields give way to housing developments. We used to always look for high vantage points, like this church tower in Ventura.

3379 Church Tower

3379 Church Tower

While it does seem like a nice place to watch people walk the courtyard maze, we feel differently about “high” places now that we often look so far down at the tops of them. Even when we passed Sears tower in Chicago last year, it didn’t seem all that impressive. Maybe partly because we can choose from such a wide variety of altitudes and locations to look at points of interest. In a tower (if you can even find a way to go up) you’re limited to one location and often only one height above ground. We do still enjoy glass elevators though. 🙂

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